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Brewed by Cölner Hofbräu P. Josef Früh
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany

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RATINGS: 773   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
From the recipe by Peter Josef Früh of the family brewery, this top-fermented specialty beer features the best ingredients and is brewed according to the German Purity Law. A favorite beer of Cologne, which became one of the city’s original.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a pale straw color with excellent clarity. About one finger of a creamy white head is formed with okay retention. Soft waves of lacing are left down the glass. S: Lots of earthy, mildly sulfur-y German hops make themselves known initially. Some cereal grains and faint touches of fruit esters round out the decent aroma nicely. T: Now this is more like it. A combination of cereal grains and noble hops open the brew nicely, with both notes bleeding into the crisp, dry finish. What makes this one rock-solid is its prevalent stone fruit esters that help (superbly) balance the adjunct sweetness and mild hops. M: Like I said, it’s crisp and dry with very little lingering sweetness - but plenty of lingering fruit flavors. Carbonation is good without being overbearing, also. While it’s quite drinkable, I find the flavor profile too enjoyable to chug it down quick. O: Truth be told, I really enjoy a good kolsch - and this is definitely a very good, even great, example of an (underappreciated) style. And it’s cheap, to boot!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
emincems (77) - - APR 20, 2017
bottle. looks bright and light yellow. aroma is malty, but not strong. taste is sweet, but finish is dry. good refresher.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (3859) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2017
schenkt helder gouden met witte kraag. aroma van mout, graan. Smaken: het komt allemaal wat Oost Europees granig/moutig, mais, matig zoet, licht bitter, tarwe, kraag is wel wat vrij snel verdwenen, hop ook aanwezig, moutig,granig, tarwe karakter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oleg85 (185) - Yaroslavl, RUSSIA - APR 12, 2017
Не понимаю, откуда берутся высокие рейтинг& Пиво никакое, на вкус обычный евролаг&

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vinivini (1951) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 8, 2017
Brilliant straw yellow, huge frothy head. Good retention. Clean grainy nose with a metallic hint. Light body. Malty taste. Grains, minor biscuit. Light hoppiness along. Generally simple still pleasant.

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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
efeesse (524) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2017
Beer with light color, light body, average carbonized, some foam in the top, (bought a 50cl bottle in ’Buon Appetito’, Köln, DE).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Desverger (10514) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2017
[email protected], Copenhagen - clear golden yellow pour with white head. Malty and grainy, some grassy hoppy notes, straw, slight citric fruity into the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pkbites (910) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Meh. Average looking pour. Light aroma of pilsner malt and bakery. Some sweetness and yeasty biscuits envelope the mouthfeel, but it’s not overly pleasing. So far I’m not all that impressed with this style of beer. Kolsch is super mediocre. On tap @ Cafe Bavaria, Wauwatosa.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SanfordBrewer (1536) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Translucent gold with thin white head and good effervescence. Medium body with high carbonation.

Aroma: pale malt, fruity and faintly sweaty dampfbier yeast character.

Taste: pilsner malt with a bit of malty sweetness, barley balancing bitterness with soft floral notes, subtle complexity from the ale yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarcinG (755) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2017
Butelka 500ml. Blado zloty kolor. Piana biala,srednia o duzych pecherzach,opada dosc szybko. Jablkowo-cytrusowe nuty w zapachu,kwiatowe tony. Dosc delikatne kwiatowe nuty w smaku,jablko,morela. Orzezwiajace

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jabic (500) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Ar: Red apple, melon, and sulfur, with a bit of vanilla and sugar. Ap: Gold and crystal clear; small white head with low retention, leaves a ring of fine bubbles and a splotch of foam in the center. T: Bright pils malt, very slightly toasty; sulfur and red apple; a bit of mineral; noble hops, with spicy and floral notes; chalky and lightly bitter on the finish. P: Medium-light body with high carbonation; finish is dry. O: A fairly clean ale profile; nothing "flawed" with the beer, but it just comes off as dull and sort of flabby.


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